06 Jun 2021

In The Heights

In 2008, before Lin-Manuel Miranda was Lin-Manuel Miranda, Whoopee Goldberg stood on the Tony Award stage to announce the winner of Best Musical. The audience was already ‘In The Heights’ hyped after having seen its brilliant creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and his cast perform an excerpt onstage. Miranda had written the

28 May 2021

GRWM + An 18th Century French Aristocrat

Bored with that same old, same old you staring out from the Zoomasphere? Well, thanks to New York’s Met Museum, you can now assume an exciting new look. With the help of Cecilia Zhou – Harvard student and Senior Guide at the Harvard Art Museum – you can follow step

16 May 2021

Up Close At The Broad

Across the street and up the block from LA’s MOCA is the gorgeously lit Broad Museum. Founded by collectors and philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad in 2015 and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the Broad offers free admission. With more than two thousand pieces of art

14 May 2021

Three Divas At Versailles

Ready to escape to some over the top gilded, crystalline, light-flooded beauty? Look no further than the Hall of Mirrors at Chateau de Versailles. 357 mirrors sit atop 17 window-facing arches. Looking down on the splendour are 30 gloriously painted scenes by Charles Le Brun, First Painter to King Louis

02 May 2021

Saint Laurent, Balmain, Rokh, Chloe, Erdem + Ami Take It Outside

Not so long ago, most of us could only see glimpses of haute couture fashion shows – in magazines, in fashion TV snippets. Now, in lockdown life, designers have created stunning, audience-less shows in the wilds, and posted them online for all to admire. Some particularly striking examples .. .

20 Apr 2021

Bisa Butler Portraits

“History is the story of men and women,” says the wonderfully talented artist, Bisa Butler, “but the narrative is controlled by those who hold the pen.” “In my work, I am telling the story – the African American side – of the American life.” Butler’s remarkable exhibit – ‘Bisa Butler:

16 Apr 2021

Yayoi Kusama @ New York Botanical Garden

‘I have had so many hardships, with people saying various things about me.’ So said world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama in a 1965 interview with Japanese poet Akira Tatehata. ‘Time is finally turning a kind eye on me. But it barely matters, for I am dashing into the future.’ In 2021,

04 Apr 2021

Welcome To The Louvre

The Louvre is home to some of the most remarkable paintings in the world. Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’, of course. Eugene Delacroix’s ‘Liberty Leading The People. ‘Raphael’s ‘La Belle Jardinière.’  ‘The Wedding At Cana’ by Veronese.  Johannes Vermeer’s ‘The Lacemaker’ . Now, Paris’ stunning museum has put its collection online

17 Mar 2021

Canada Chooses Van Gogh

Galleries and museums may have been closed through much of 2020, but interest in the arts remained strong. Which artists did people google search most over the year? The UK’s Ken Bromley Art Supplies started by looking worldwide. In the top spot? Leonardo da Vinci, who was most searched across

02 Mar 2021

Muggle Mushroom Muses

Are you a mychophile? Mychophile, the Oxford Dictionary tells us, is ‘an enthusiast for mushrooms and other (especially edible) fungi; a person fond of eating mushrooms.’  This is about any type of mushroom – plain old grocery bin mushrooms are welcome here. Centuries of artists have shown themselves to be